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Hailed by one Austrian critic "the discovery of the evening. . .Susan Windham combines dramatic intensity with beautiful, communicative singing." A graduate of Eastern Washington University, Ms. Windham is proud to return to her alma mater as an Adjunct Professor of Voice. She has performed lead roles in regional and local opera productions of Tosca, Merry Widow, Susannah, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Dialogues of the Carmelites; and supporting roles in Hansel and Gretel, La Traviata, Carmen, and Magic Flute. Her orchestral works include Verdi's Requiem, Mozart's Requiem, Bach's Christmas Cantata, Mahler's Second Symphony and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
Ms. Windham has performed locally with Zephyr, Connoisseur Concerts, the Westminster Chamber Orchestra, and the Spokane Symphony Orchestra. She attended the University of Northern Iowa where she worked towards a Master's degree in voice. Her teachers includDr. Ralph Manzo, Dr. Marietta Coyle, Carol Weber, Caryl Becker, and Elizabeth Colson. She attended various vocal institutes and recently studied with Dr. Doreen Rao, receiving her first year CME Certificate. Ms. Windham teaches voice at Whitworth College and Holy Names Music Center and has been employed for the last eleven years by the Spokane Area Children's Chorus as conductor and accompanist. She was a founding member of OOPS (Oatmeal Opera Players of Spokane), an opera education program that has delighted thousands of school children as well as adult audiences